Nature Photographer Colin Payne Supports Old Growth Forest Campaign!

Photographs have the power to evoke emotion and change in their audience. They have the incredible ability to capture a single moment in time and make it last forever. Soon photographs of natural wonders such as old growth forests and powder-drenched mountains are all we will have left unless we, together make a commitment to look after our planet. Living in the West Kootenays, we are lucky…

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Trail Office Officially Open

On August 7th EcoSociety officially opened the doors of our new office in Trail! Located on 954 A Eldorado Street right downtown it's truly in the heart of the community and will act as a hub for volunteers and community members who care about building sustainable and healthy communities while protecting wild places.  To celebrate the opening, local politicians, community members, volunteers,…

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ISO Volunteers for Home Installations!

Are you looking for a flexible volunteering position that has a tangible impact? Do you like working with a small team of dedicated individuals? Are you available to help this fall? If you said yes, this could be for you! EcoSociety is looking for a few more people to join our Seniors Home Weatherization installation team in Nelson. You'll get professional training on how to complete the…

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Breaking News: Court keeps Jumbo wild… for now

The Jumbo Valley still remains wild thanks to a BC Court of Appeal ruling. In 2015, the Environment Minister at the time, BC Liberal Mary Polak, noted the developer, Glacier Resorts, had not made enough progress to maintain their permits. The developer received its environmental approval 10 years prior and had not substantially started the project. Glacier Resorts didn’t like that ruling and…

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You’re invited to our grand opening of our Trail office!

You’re invited to our grand opening of our Trail office! Please join us!  Wednesday, August 7, 4-6 pm 954A Eldorado Street, Trail We're excited to open our second office and be a hub for volunteers and community members who care about keeping our communities healthy and sustainable while protecting wild spaces in the Lower Columbia region.  West Kootenay EcoSociety promotes local food…

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2019 Electric Bike Raffle!

Enter to win a new Electric Bike, your new zero emissions vehicle.   Be in with a chance to win a Trek Verve + Low Step Electric Bike! The Verve+ Lowstep is an electric hybrid bike designed for comfort on commutes, daily cruises, and recreational rides. It features a step-through style frame for easy mounting and dismounting and a Bosch system capable of sustaining speeds of up to 20 mph.…

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Speaking up for better forestry management

We’re making sure our voices are heard. The BC government sought input earlier this month on two pieces of legislation affecting our forests, and EcoSociety signed two submissions along with a group of like-minded stakeholders.  Improving the Forest and Range Practices Act The first submission was a review of the Forest and Range Practices Act that governs the management of BC’s public forests…

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MarketFest is back this Friday!

MarketFest is back! West Kootenay EcoSociety is proud to host Nelson’s first night market of the summer this Friday, July 26! From 6 till 10 pm, downtown Baker Street will be transformed into a lively night market, featuring: 100+ vendors, two stages of music, performances, kid’s entertainment and more. MarketFest is an inclusive event fit for all ages! As a courtesy to your cuddly animal…

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Add your voice to private land forest management review

Share your input on an important piece of government land use policy. You have an opportunity to offer input to the BC government on managing our forests on private land. The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is reviewing the Private Managed Forest Land Program (also known as the Managed Forest Program). To participate, fill out the online form. The…

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Castlegar for 100% Renewable Energy

Almost 1,000 people in Castlegar have said yes to 100% renewable energy. Add your name right now www.renewablekootenays.ca And join us at Castlegar City Council meeting on July 15 at 5:30pm to stand up for a healthy and safe town, clean energy, and a strong economy. Your voice matters. https://www.facebook.com/WestKootenayEcoSociety/videos/1598940620239326/

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